Reading Between the Lines of Stacy Andrews' Contract Developments with Eagles

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Reading Between the Lines of Stacy Andrews' Contract Developments with Eagles
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Whenever you read into something and put words in someone else’s mouth, it usually takes less than one minute before you have to insert either your left or right foot into your mouth.

Well, I’m not very flexible, and I doubt my size 11.5 foot could even clog up my rather large mouth.

Most importantly though, I’m not going to be wrong about any of these interpretations I make, and I feel pretty safe about not throwing out my back to see what my Nikes taste like.

I’m going to give you a piece of news about the latest contract developments between Eagles guard Stacy Andrews, his agent Rich Moran, and the Philadelphia Eagles. After you get a taste of the news, I’ll give you a slice of reality through my interpretations.

To be fair, I’ll give an interpretation from the Eagles' point of view and then from Andrews and his agent Moran.

Ready? Here we go.



The Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting the Philadelphia Eagles are looking to restructure Andrew’s contract one year after signing him to a six-year, $38.9 million deal.


Interpretation from the Eagles

The Eagles are basically saying, “Stacy stinks, and it was a huge mistake to sign him. If we cut him we will look like fools in the eyes of our fans and in the eyes of the rest of the league. Right now we want to figure out a way to piss him off so much that he eventually gets into a contract dispute with us. Once that happens we will have a built-in excuse to cut him and save some face. We’re manipulative and brilliant.”


Interpretation from Andrews and Moran

Moran would likely say, “They’re on to you Stacy. They know you’re God-awful and that you can’t play for a lick. I know it is a huge slap in the face, but we need this money. Look, they’re probably going to cut your brother too, and I can’t afford to lose two big contracts like this. Got it?”

Andrews would reply, “True.”



Too bad the Eagles didn’t think that Andrews and his agent would actually work with the Eagles to restructure his deal.


Interpretation from the Eagles

Someone in the front office probably said, “Do these people have any pride? I thought asking a player to restructure a deal one year into a six-year deal was a pretty clear indication that we don’t want this stiff around here anymore. I officially hate the Andrews brothers and their agent.”


Interpretation from Andrews and Moran

“We’re desperate.”



Andrews said the knee injury he suffered at the end of the 2008 season with the Cincinnati Bengals didn’t stop him from playing this season. He admitted his biggest problem was making a transition from tackle to guard and getting acclimated to a new system.

Andrews actually said, “I’m a franchise tackle and will be a franchise guard.”


Interpretation from the Eagles

Someone in the NovaCare complex muttered, “This guy couldn’t play guard here if he was healthy and played in this system since he was born. Bottom line is the kid stinks, and I can’t believe he is trying to justify why he stinks.

“And did he really say he was going to be a franchise guard? What franchise did he have in mind? Give us a team and we’ll gladly ship him there for a bag of practice balls and some new office chairs.”


Interpretation from Andrews and Moran

Moran probably said, “Look, Stacy, I know you stink, you know you stink, and the Eagles know you stink. You’re awful because of a lack of talent and because your knee is messed up. But the biggest thing we need to do is make sure other teams think you are healthy when the Eagles cut you. Let’s be honest—we need to prepare for your release and try to maintain some damage control.”

With a sad look on his face, Andrews would reply, “You really think I’m that bad? I don’t know. Maybe I can bounce back and be a franchise guard or tackle.”

To which Moran would say, “Stop it.”



While Andrews is willing to restructure his deal, he is not willing to part ways with a $4.1 million roster bonus to him in April.


Interpretation from the Eagles

In unison, everyone rejoices, “We found a way out.”


Interpretation from Andrews and Moran

Andrews is saying, “I have a little bit of pride, and I really need this roster bonus. It could be the most money I get for the rest of my career.”

Moran would reply, “Stacy, I want the money too, but let’s not get greedy here. Don’t you realize you just gave them a reason to cut you?”


In the end, if the Eagles want to find a way to cut Andrews, they will make it happen. Hopefully for the sake of Eagles fans they find a way to make it happen.

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